Quote of the Day:

Barry Sanders

  • Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father.
  • You know, I'm fairly intelligent, but I don't think my grades reflected that.
  • I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
  • I really love peace and quiet.
  • It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions' players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization.
  • I sat behind Thurman Thomas for my first couple of years, then my first year starting I won the Heisman. After I won the Heisman, that's when things changed as far as going to the NFL.
  • I don't know the right way to retire.
  • As a kid, I played my share of football in the street or in a vacant lot.
  • It's hard to win in the NFL. You have to maintain a very delicate balance putting together the right team to be able to win and have any amount of success.
  • Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I'm more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle.